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Profile Airflow


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Title

Profile Airflow

Artist

Claes Oldenburg (American, born Sweden, active United States, born 1929)

Date

1969

Medium

molded polyurethane over lithograph

Edition

62/75

Dimensions (H x W x D)

31 7/8 in x 63 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature/maker's mark: LR "Oldenburg '69"

inscription: BC "Profile Airflow"

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Prints

Object Type

sculpture

planographic print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Karen and Harry Groth

Accession Number

71.63

Copyright

© Claes Oldenburg/Coosje Van Bruggen

Terms

lithography

planographic prints

polyurethane

sculpture

Location

Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art

2nd Floor

John Kemp Family Gallery

Description

Beginning in 1965, Claes Oldenburg created a series of works relating to the Chrysler Airflow he recalled from his childhood. For Oldenburg, the automobile is also a surrogate for the human body and an icon of contemporary culture. Here, he updates the modern form of the 1935 automobile with the plastics technology of the sixties.

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